2020 CONFERENCE COMPETITIONS WINNERS

2020 COMPETITIONS WINNERS

Our competitions are an annual opportunity to learn from new voices in the field and celebrate the innovation that is being created all around us – good people doing good work! We are excited to bring you virtual competitions content for the first time in our conference history. We hope you enjoy the engaging content and join us in congratulating our 2020 finalists.

CASE
COMPETITION

We were thrilled to partner with the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) for the 2020 Case Competition.

UNICEF works in some of the world’s toughest places, to reach the world’s most disadvantaged children. Across more than 190 countries and territories, UNICEF works for every child, everywhere, to build a better world for everyone. Learn more here

UNDP works in about 170 countries and territories, helping to achieve the eradication of poverty, and the reduction of inequalities and exclusion. UNDP help countries to develop policies, leadership skills, institutional capabilities, and build resilience in order to sustain development results. Learn more here.

Participants were asked to explore patterns in staff mobility in the two UN agencies and use the data to provide insights to the following questions: does mobility have a positive impact on an individual’s career advancement? Are there differences between genders and other demographic factors? UNICEF has re-introduced a managed mobility system whereas UNDP currently does not have a managed system; is one system more beneficial than the other?

Finalists were selected based on the following criteria: methodological coherence, actionability of insights, creativity, and presentation.

The 2020 Case Competition Finalists presented their content virtually to our judges on April 2nd. Watch the recording of the competition here!

CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR WINNERS

Roshan Santhosh
University of Pennsylvania

Dhruv Sriram
Abhiram Tarimala
Kalyan Ramakrishnan
Indian Institute of Technology, Madras

Audrey Yan
Matthew Black
Huilong Han
University of Pennsylvania

THANK YOU TO OUR CASE COMPETITION JUDGES

Emily Diana (The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania), Adina Forsstrom (UNICEF), Ryan Gross (The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania), Cade Massey (The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania), and Diego Ruiz (UNDP).

CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR CASE COMPETITION FINALISTS

Audrey Yan, Matthew Black, Huilong Han, University of Pennsylvania view the presentation

Dhruv Sriram, Abhiram Tarimala, Kalyan Ramakrishnan, Indian Institute of Technology, Madras view the presentation

Kenneth Wee, Lucille Zhang, George Nie, New York University view the presentation

Roshan Santhosh, University of Pennsylvania view the presentation

Fernando Martinez, McGill University view the presentation

DATA VISUALIZATION
COMPETITION

We were thrilled to partner with Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) for our first ever Data Visualization Competition. 

MSF is a nonprofit that delivers lifesaving medical care in over 70 countries. MSF’s global workforce is comprised of over 45,000 people working in country projects and headquarter offices managed by Operational Centers. For this year’s competition, participants analyzed real data from MSF to craft a clear, creative, compelling, and informative visualization that gives insight into the career paths of Medical Coordinators from their first mission to their last and their movement into key positions.

Finalists were selected based on the following criteria: quality of insights, communication, and creativity.

Doctors Without Borders / Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is an international, independent, medical humanitarian organization that delivers emergency aid to people affected by armed conflict, epidemics, natural disasters andexclusion from healthcare. Since its founding in 1971 by a group of doctors and journalists in Paris, MSF has grown into a worldwide movement of more than 67,000 people.

CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR WINNERS

Samaksh Goyal
Oscar Dumlao
Teja Veeramacheneni
Stanford University

Paul Apivat Hanvongse
The School of Global Studies, Thammasat University

Saba Tavoosi
University of Central Florida

THANK YOU TO OUR DATA VISUALIZATION COMPETITION JUDGES

Safiya Arnaout (Doctors Without Borders), Katherine Primus (The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania), Reb Rebele (Wharton People Analytics), and Gabi Steele (Data Culture).

CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR DATA VISUALIZATION COMPETITION FINALISTS

Samaksh Goyal, Oscar Dumlao, Teja Veeramacheneni, Stanford University view the visualization

Paul Apivat Hanvongse, The School of Global Studies, Thammasat University view the visualization

Saba Tavoosi, University of Central Florida view the visualization

Eva Omedes Domene, Ricardo Tranquilli Navarro, Hiberus Tecnología view the visualization

Bohan Liu, Shuochuan Sun, Ange Jin, Fuqua School of Business, Duke University view the visualization

RESEARCH PAPER
COMPETITION

Our Research Paper Competition, sponsored by Perceptyx, showcases the latest, unpublished research in people analytics. Submissions this year covered a broad range of topics including diversity, performance measurement, virtual teams, and the gig economy. Over 30 researchers submitted original, yet unpublished papers to the competition.

Finalists were selected in a multi-round process based on the following criteria: methodological robustness, originality and creativity, actionability and practicality, applicability, and clarity and accessibility.

CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR CO-WINNERS

(How) Do Risky Perks Benefit Firms? The Case of Unlimited Vacation

Jiayi Bao

Managerial recognition as an incentive for innovation platform engagement: A field experiment and interview study at NASA

Jana Gallus
Olivia Jung
Karim R. Lakhani

The Value of Delegation in Hiring

Hugh Wu
Shannon X. Liu

THANK YOU TO OUR RESEARCH PAPER COMPETITION JUDGES

Ethan Burris (McCombs School of Business, University of Texas at Austin), Yuan Hou (Comcast), Keith McNulty (McKinsey & Co), Jeff Polzer (Harvard Business School), and Jaewon Yoon (Harvard Business School).

CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR RESEARCH PAPER COMPETITION FINALISTS

Biased Programmers? Or Biased Data? A Field Experiment in Operationalizing AI Ethics
Fabrizio Dell’Acqua, Bo Cowgill, Samuel Deng, Daniel Hsu, Nakul Verma, Augustin Chaintreau, Columbia Business School and Columbia University Department of Computer Science read the abstract

(How) Do Risky Perks Benefit Firms? The Case of Unlimited Vacation
Jiayi Bao, The Wharton School, The University of Pennsylvania read the abstract

The Negative Consequences of Loss-Framed Performance Incentives
Lamar Pierce, Alex Rees-Jones, Charlotte Blank, Washington University in St. Louis read the abstract

Managerial recognition as an incentive for innovation platform engagement: A field experiment and interview study at NASA
Jana Gallus, Olivia Jung, Karim R. Lakhani, Harvard Business School and UCLA Anderson School of Management read the abstract

The Value of Delegation in Hiring
Hugh Wu, Shannon X. Liu, Stanford Graduate School of Business read the abstract

Research Paper Competition Winner

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WHITE PAPER
COMPETITION

Our White Paper Competition, sponsored by Google’s People Innovation Lab, promotes data-driven, actionable insights uncovered by industry practitioners. Submissions this year involved a wide array of topics, such as gender equity, coaching and mentorship, and skills planning. We received white paper submissions from over 17 distinct organizations across 4 continents this year.

Finalists were selected in a multi-round process based on the degree to which they were: grounded in research, novel and thought-provoking, actionable and practical, broadly applicable, and clear and accessible. 

CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR CO-WINNERS

Predicting employee job performance: A comprehensive study of relative predictor importance and findings on previously unexplored predictors

Tina Burke
Carolyn O’Boyle

Using People Analytics to Connect Opportunity Youth to Employment

Lori Foster
Kelly Trindel

Market Scarcity Index: Understanding Skill Scarcity to Support Skills Planning and Compensation Strategy

Ying Li
Betsy McClusky

THANK YOU TO OUR WHITE PAPER COMPETITION JUDGES

Maria Arboleda (Google), Jennifer Brown (Google), Jimmy Mundell (Google),  Andy Porter (Relatyx), Sean Waldheim (Teach for America), and Noah Zandan (Quantified Communications).

CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR WHITE PAPER COMPETITION FINALISTS

Measuring Gender Inclusion and its Impact on Women in Financial Services
Paolo Gaudiano, Lisa Magill, Aleria PBC read the abstract

Predicting employee job performance: A comprehensive study of relative predictor importance and findings on previously unexplored predictors
Tina Burke, Carolyn O’Boyle, Deloitte read the abstract

Using People Analytics to Connect Opportunity Youth to Employment
Lori Foster, Kelly Trindel, Pymetrics read the abstract

Leaders as Coaches: The Why, How, What and What not
Julia Milner, Trenton Milner, ICLC & EDHEC Business School read the abstract

Market Scarcity Index: Understanding Skill Scarcity to Support Skills Planning and Compensation Strategy
Ying Li, Betsy McClusky, IBM read the abstract

White Paper Competition Winner

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STARTUP
COMPETITION

Our Startup Competition showcases cutting edge startups working in the field of people analytics, from predictive hiring to employee retention. Over 20 startups submitted pitch decks to the competition.

Finalists were selected based on the following criteria: innovation and product-market fit, data and analytics strength, and a strong company foundation.

THANK YOU TO OUR STARTUP COMPETITION JUDGES

Federica De Stefano (Wharton People Analytics), Reynaldo Kirton (The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania), and Gary Winant (L’Oreal).

CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR STARTUP COMPETITION FINALISTS

Aleria PBC, presented by Paolo Gaudiano, CEO & Co-Founder watch the presentation

Censia, presented by Joanna Riley, CEO & Co-Founder watch the presentation

Cloverleaf.me, presented by Kirsten Moorefield, COO & Co-Founder watch the presentation

Grow, presented by Ryan Sydnor, CEO watch the presentation

nugget.ai, presented by Ali El-Shayeb, CEO & Co-Founder watch the presentation

Startup Competition Winner

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